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Kyle Posey

‘89 Niners named best 49er team during the Super Bowl era

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The correct choice...

CBS Sports went through each franchise to determine their best team during the Super Bowl era. The 5-time Super Bowl Champion 49ers have options, as they dominated the ’80s and ’90s with some of the greatest teams we’ve ever seen.

You could make a case for a few teams, but the ’89 49ers were one of the most dominant teams in NFL history:

San Francisco 49ers: 1989*

Overall record: 17-2

Outscored their playoff...

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Yinon Raviv

Golden Nuggets: Which 49ers player do you think needs more credit?

Your daily San Francisco 49ers news for Wednesday, July 6th, 2022

Jimmie Ward finally gets some credit

“There may be safeties that deliver more highlight-reel hits or haul in more interceptions, but there aren’t many safeties that impact games as regularly and in as many ways as Ward does.”

49ers offseason roster: Safety group seems set ahead of camp

“There are a handful of positions on the 49ers’ roster with massive question marks going into the year. Safety is not one of...

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Rob Guerrera

Who had the better first five years: Steve Mariucci or Kyle Shanahan?

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Leo Luna and Jason Aponte discussed that and more on today’s Oh, Hey There! podcast

When Kyle Shanahan finished his fifth year as the 49ers’ head coach, he joined some elite company. In the 76-year history of the franchise, only five other men had ever served as head coach for at least five seasons. On today’s Oh, Hey There! Podcast Jason Aponte and Leo Luna compared the first five seasons of the last two people ever to...

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Jordan Elliott

Top 10 most impressive individual performances from the 49ers 2021 season: #7 - D.J. Jones @ Seattle - Week 13

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D.J. will be missed because of performances like this

As a refresher, the factors I used to create this list include how did each performance hold up with the eye test. After going back and watching the game film, was it as impressive now as it was at the time?

I also heavily weighed the game’s impact, meaning the stakes of each contest played a pivotal role in how these rankings ultimately played out—finally, good...

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Kyle Posey

3 luck factors the 49ers hope to change in 2022

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We take a look at where the 49ers weren’t so lucky a season ago, and how that could help them this year.

We are less than a month away from training camp, which marks the beginning of the 2022 season. For the 49ers, this upcoming year figures to look a lot different than what we saw in 2021.

Jimmy Garoppolo isn’t gone yet, but it feels like a forgone conclusion he won’t be taking snaps under center for the Niners this...

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Yinon Raviv

Golden Nuggets: Three weeks til training camp

Your daily San Francisco 49ers news for Tuesday, July 5th, 2022

7 49ers who could make 1st Pro Bowl in 2022

“The chaos of the 49ers’ secondary last year made it hard to distinguish who was good and who wasn’t in that group. Moseley was quietly putting together the best season of his career though. Quarterbacks completed 60.8 percent of their throws at Moseley, but he allowed only one touchdown and pulled down one interception with eight pass breakups per Pro Football Focus. QBs had a...

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Deebo Samuel Explains His Viral Autograph Video

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel is getting much flak for refusing to sign a young fan’s football. The incident happened during his camp wherein the child approached him for an autograph.

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Yinon Raviv

Golden Nuggets: Happy Fourth of July!

Your daily San Francisco 49ers news for Monday, July 4th, 2022

49ers’ offense is one of NFL’s most expensive ... for now

“This is one of the advantages of having a quarterback on a rookie deal. The 49ers’ offense will be relatively inexpensive without a massive QB deal buoying the number. However, having an expensive offense because the QB has earned a massive contract is something the 49ers would gladly take in the next couple seasons.”

49ers offseason roster: Cornerback group...

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Yinon Raviv

Golden Nuggets: Jerry Rice opens up on Lance

Your daily San Francisco 49ers news for Sunday, July 3rd, 2022

Jerry Rice on why 49ers QB Trey Lance is ‘ready to go’

“Trey Lance, I think he’s ready to go,” Rice said. “And I think he’s incredible because he has that one aspect that Jimmy doesn’t have, and that’s the threat of running with the ball and stuff like that. So his mobility, his strong arm, and this guy, he’s before his time.”

What Chance Does Trey Lance Have at Winning MVP in 2022?

“And should that...

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Yinon Raviv

Golden Nuggets: Interior OL still looking like a question mark

Your daily San Francisco 49ers news for Saturday, July 2nd, 2022

49ers roster ranked 13th in the NFL by Pro Football Focus

“San Francisco’s interior offensive line will have to replace Laken Tomlinson at left guard after he followed Robert Saleh to the Jets in free agency,” wrote Linsey. “Alex Mack’s retirement after 13 NFL seasons opens up another hole at center. Given that right guard — manned by Daniel Brunskill and his 57.1 PFF grade in 2021 — was already the weak point of...

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From 007 to Dirty Dancing: Why one 49ers' fan is drawing Jimmy Garoppolo every day until he's traded

When Portuguese artist Rita Carvalho began drawing Garoppolo back in early February she never expected it to last this long or get the attention it has.

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Rob Guerrera

Gold Diggers: Ranking the top ten fantasy running backs of 2022

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On today’s Gold Diggers podcast, Michelle continued this year’s fantasy football preview by giving us her top ten fantasy running backs for 2022.

As stated on the pod, this list is for half-point PPR leagues. If the scoring system were different, the rankings would vary slightly, which we get into on the show.

I’ll include the list here, along with some of what Michelle provided for each player.

10. Nick Chubb

Chubb might not have a...

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Jordan Elliott

Top 10 most impressive individual performances from the 49ers 2021 season: # 8 - Charles Omenihu @ Dallas - Wild Card Round

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The first real surprise on the list

As a refresher, the factors I used to create this list include how did each performance hold up with the eye test. After going back and watching the game film, was it as impressive now as it was at the time?

I also heavily weighed the game's impact, meaning the stakes of each contest played a pivotal role in how these rankings ultimately played out—finally, good old-fashioned statistics. So...

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Kyle Posey

Which NFL team would you root for if it wasn’t the 49ers?

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Today’s question of the day

Is it possible to have a second favorite team? That’s a touchy subject. There’s this fictional loyalty in sports where fans act like you can only root for one team. I’m not saying you should root for the Yankees and Red Sox, but is it such a crime to be a fan of two teams in different conferences in a league with 32 teams?

As someone who finds it easier to root for players, I wouldn’t judge you for being a fan...

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Yinon Raviv

Golden Nuggets: Officially in the same month as training camp

Your daily San Francisco 49ers news for Friday, July 1st, 2022

49ers offseason roster: DE group the deepest of Shanahan era

“The Niners appear set to eventually bid farewell to Dee Ford and end his injury-plagued tenure with the team. However, following the additions they made this offseason and with Arik Armstead able to play off the edge as well as on the interior, the Niners’ group of outside pass rushers might be the deepest they have had under Lynch and Shanahan.”

Health could...

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Kyle Posey

The Shanaplan: Did the 49ers wait too long to pay Deebo Samuel?

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They negotiate on their terms

July is a slow month for NFL news as teams prepare for camp toward the end of the month. Of course, no month is slow for the 49ers. In July, they’ll need to decide whether to trade or release Jimmy Garoppolo.

San Francisco is also expected to give wide receiver Deebo Samuel a lucrative deal. During today’s episode of The Shanaplan, we discussed whether the Niners waited too long to pay Deebo.

George Kittle was on a...

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Kyle Posey

What is your favorite regular-season game in 49ers history?

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Today’s question of the day

If we asked you to pick your favorite game in 49ers history, you’re picking one of their Super Bowl victories. Instead, let’s eliminate the playoffs and focus on the regular season today. So what’s your favorite 49ers regular-season game of all time?

Naturally, nostalgia will be tied into your answer.

The “Pick at the Stick” should lead the charge for this generation. The game took place on...

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The Market Has Been Set For Deebo Samuel

Deals for wide receivers in the NFL have resulted in big paydays for players. These deals have seen players like Tyreek Hill and Terry McLaurin get the money they were looking for.

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NN Roundtable: What’s one way Trey Lance will be an upgrade over Jimmy Garoppolo?

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Projecting what the second-year quarterback can bring to the table that the previous QB couldn’t

The comparisons between Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo will be unfair, exhausting, and inevitable this upcoming season. So today, we wanted to focus on what Lance brings to the table that Garoppolo didn’t during his time in the Bay Area.

Here are our answers.

Rob’s Take: Press Conferences

There are plenty of physical...

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Yinon Raviv

Golden Nuggets: What would “leaps and bounds” of growth look like to you?

Your daily San Francisco 49ers news for Thursday, June 30th, 2022

Schrager: Lance has grown ‘leaps and bounds’ as leader for 49ers

“Now we’re at the point where Jimmy needs to start throwing, he has not been with the team. For the most part, when he has been training, he’s been in southern California. Trey Lance has been with the team, Trey Lance has been leading practices, Trey Lance has been leading guys, Trey Lance has been throwing with wide receivers. I don’t think the train...

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